The art of deep contemplative practice is extremely subtle—finding the unconditioned within the conditioned; seeing how the absolute and the relative are both different and the same; making effort in an effortless way. Through guided meditation and responses to emailed questions, Adyashanti gives practice pointers that help to engender a clarity of consciousness, inner balance, and more embodied wisdom.
“Embodiment is more concrete than people imagine. The best way to get out of thoughts is in an immediate embodied experience. It engenders a greater sense of space, the quiet foundation of consciousness.”
“Effortless meditation is not the same as no effort.”
“The unconditioned state is not about removing all conditioning. Don’t imagine that the unconditioned isn’t immediately present right here and now.”
“Receiving wisdom and acting on it is the transcendent and the relative. Our true nature just wants to wake up to itself and it has an instinct to be more embodied.”
“The relative and absolute selves are not different—they are essentially one, not the same but one. To really get that all through you is the awakening as process.”
“We can pass over our true nature before we notice it because it’s not what we expect. The doorway in is quieter and more immediate than we imagine.”
Recorded in Santa Cruz, California on April 14, 2021.
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